On this auspicious day 19th November 2014 of Mananeeya Eknathji's Centenary started with Pratahsmaran, Gita Chanting, Prarthana and Pushpanjali to Eknathji Samadhi and Swamijiith by Life Workers and VKStaff at Vivekananda Kendra Kanniyakumari.
At 9am Ma. Balakrishnanji installed the Tablet at Vivekananda Rock Memorial, expressing the gratitude of India towards Ma. Eknathji.Ma. Aparnadidi, Sri Thangasamyji and other VRMStafff were also there.
Mananeey Eknathji Centenary Celebration was Celebrated at Headquarters Kanniyakumari in a grand manner on 19th November 2014, Wednesday 10am with procession and public gathering by the people.The procession was started at Meditation statue of Swami Vivekananda at Kanniyakumari Amman Mandir which is flagged off by D.S.P. Sri P. Selvaraj and Arati taken to Ma.Eknathji Ratham by Poojaneeya Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj, Hindu Dharma Vidhya Peeth, Vellimalai Ashram.
There was a folk music Chandai Melam and traditional game Silambattam leading the Ratham, Band Music of VKV students and gathering of more than 2000 members of the public drawn from all over Kanniyakumari district to show their respectful pranam and gratitude to the Great Hero of the Kanniyakumari.
Everywhere Eknathji Centenary Celebration Banner was kept.The procession entered Vivekananda Kendra with tumultuous sound of fireworks and one by one, they did pushpanjali to Vivekananda Swamigal and Eknathji Samadhi.
Later they assembled for public meeting at VKV premises.Mother Nature blessed us for her worthy son by slight showers in the wholeday.
In the concluding, Presidential address by Ma. Balakrishnanji, Felicitation by Ma. Niveditadidi, Special address by Aa. KrishnamurthyAnnaji and Blessings by Rev. Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj.
Our VKStaff Sri Thangaraja reached on 19th November 2014 morning, after his Motor Tri-Cycle Yatra from Eknathji's birth place Timtala, Amaravati district, Maharashtra to his karmabhoomi Kanniyakumari.And he was honoured by Ma. Niveditadidi.
Volunteer of Vivekananda Kendra Kanniyakumari who worked under the guidance of Eknathji felicitated and other organisations also honoured with momentos by Ma. Balakrishnanji.
The programme concluded with Kendra Prarthana by Ma. Aparnadidi and Annadanam was there.
Evening at 3.30pm Ma. Balakrishnanji inauguarated the Website on eknathji.org.
Evening at 5pm Gangotri Exhibition was renovated by Ma. Balakrishnanji. Ma. Niveditadidi lighted the lamp and Kendra Prarthana was there.
At 6pm VKStaff and Ex-Staffs and their families gathering was there at Eknath Bhavan. The film which shot on Eknathji's, trial shown. All did pushpanjali to Eknathji photo and some of the Ex-workers who worked during Eknathji's period, they shared their experiences. There was a Benediction by Ma. Balakrishnanji and Felicitation by Ma. Niveditadidi and In-charge of Employee Union of Kanniyakumari district who gave Guest Address. Sri Thangaraj who did Motor Tri-cycle yatra from Eknathji's Janma Kshetra to Karyakshetra, gave soil of Timtala village and given to Ma. Balakrishnanji. He was honoured.
Programme concluded with Kendra Prarthana by Sri Thanuji.